In 1996 this Fellowship originated from a generous contribution from Sir John Gielgud to provide opportunities for early career directors to study the artistic processes of master directors of classical plays. A Gielgud Fellowship Advisory Committee composed of leading directors of classical plays and other established theatre artists select the show, the mentor and the Fellow each year. Recommendations of established theatre professionals on the behalf of potential candidates are accepted and considered by the Advisory committee. The Gielgud Fellow receives a monetary award as well as a free one-year Associate Membership if the Fellow is not already an SDC Associate Member.

AWARD: One award of $2,000 will be awarded as a stipend during the rehearsal period.
APPLY: Early to mid-career Directors and Director/Choreographers with enough experience to serve as an Assistant Director may apply. Board Members may not apply.